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Alexander Rustemov
A Rustemov 
Number of games in database: 509
Years covered: 1992 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2525 (2494 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2625

Overall record: +141 -103 =226 (54.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 39 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (34) 
    E63 E69 E67 E81 E60
 Slav (27) 
    D10 D11 D12 D15 D14
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D37 D30 D31 D39 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    E00 A45 A46 D02 E10
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D94 D78 D76 D70 D90
 Semi-Slav (17) 
    D45 D44
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (80) 
    C10 C18 C07 C02 C00
 Slav (33) 
    D15 D11 D10 D12 D17
 French (33) 
    C10 C00 C11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D37 D31 D35
 French Winawer (24) 
    C18 C16 C19 C15
 Orthodox Defense (18) 
    D58 D55 D59 D50 D56
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Brandenburg vs A Rustemov, 2009 0-1
   de Firmian vs A Rustemov, 1999 0-1
   D Frolyanov vs A Rustemov, 2004 0-1
   D H Campora vs A Rustemov, 2003 0-1
   A Rustemov vs I Sokolov, 2001 1-0
   de Firmian vs A Rustemov, 2001 0-1
   O Brendel vs A Rustemov, 2005 0-1
   A Rustemov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2003 1-0
   A Rustemov vs Karjakin, 2003 1-0
   E Alekseev vs A Rustemov, 2001 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Narciso Yepes Open (2001)
   Dos Hermanas XII (2003)
   Russian Championship (2000)
   Bundesliga 2005/06 (2005)
   Moscow Championship (1999)
   Russian Championship Higher League Tomsk (2004)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Russian Championship (1995)
   Russian Championship (2001)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2013/14
   M Ragger vs A Rustemov (Apr-06-14) 1-0
   A Rustemov vs V Erdos (Apr-05-14) 0-1
   A Rustemov vs Navara (Apr-04-14) 1/2-1/2
   A Rustemov vs M Richter (Mar-16-14) 0-1
   A Maksimenko vs A Rustemov (Mar-15-14) 0-1

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(born Jul-06-1973, 49 years old) Russia

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Awarded the Grandmaster title in 1998. In 2000, he took 2nd place in the Russian Championship.

Wikipedia article: Alexander Rustemov

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 548  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Potapov vs A Rustemov  ½-½651992RUS-chTA80 Dutch
2. Savon vs A Rustemov  0-1281993Alushta opA10 English
3. A Rustemov vs L Voloshin  1-0401993Minsk opE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
4. A Rustemov vs Shulman  1-0291993BLR-chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
5. A Rustemov vs Gufeld  0-1261993Alushta opE90 King's Indian
6. A Rustemov vs V Isupov  1-0561994RUS-chTA15 English
7. A Galkin vs A Rustemov  ½-½101994RUS-chTC19 French, Winawer, Advance
8. Filippov vs A Rustemov  1-0321994VladivostokA53 Old Indian
9. S Guliev vs A Rustemov  1-0621994Minsk opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
10. A Rustemov vs A Korotylev  ½-½221994Moscow-chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
11. A Rustemov vs Shulman  ½-½301994BLR-chE70 King's Indian
12. Gamberg vs A Rustemov  0-1401994Minsk opC02 French, Advance
13. A Rustemov vs R Gasimov  1-0461994Petrov Memorial OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. A V Kharitonov vs A Rustemov  1-0481994Petrov Memorial OpenA81 Dutch
15. I Ibragimov vs A Rustemov  ½-½411994Petrov Memorial OpenA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
16. A Rustemov vs Rublevsky  0-1281994Petrov Memorial OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
17. K Aseev vs A Rustemov  0-1601994Petrov Memorial OpenC18 French, Winawer
18. A Belozerov vs A Rustemov  1-0681994Petrov Memorial OpenC01 French, Exchange
19. A Rustemov vs Gleizerov  0-1341994Petrov Memorial OpenA03 Bird's Opening
20. A Kochyev vs A Rustemov  0-1441994Petrov Memorial OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
21. A Rustemov vs E Arakelian  ½-½581994Petrov Memorial OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Rychagov vs A Rustemov  ½-½351995Moscow-ch opA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
23. A Rustemov vs S Galdunts  1-0331995Moscow opA04 Reti Opening
24. S Guliev vs A Rustemov  1-0521995Moscow PCA-Intel qualA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. A Rustemov vs S Guliev  0-1361995Moscow3A06 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 548  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-04-05  justy: Hi there. Did anyone see his game against Illescas at Dos Hermanas (third round)? Quite unusual to see 0-0-0 in a 1.d4 game. Do you think Illescas made any mistakes before 9..e5? Any analysis would be apreciated. Thx.
Apr-13-05  Karpova: the game is included in the database.
0-0-0 in a queen's pawn game is by no means unusual!
rubinstein played it a lot of times and scored beautiful victories.
Jun-10-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Rustemov

RUSTEMOV, Alexander

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  whiteshark: Happy Birtday to you!
Feb-18-09  zoren: Anecdote from Arbakov's page:


From an interview with Alexander Rustemov:

"Student life in a big unfamiliar city was difficult. In order to get more money for food I started playing blitz in Sokolniki Park. As I was an 18-year-old youngster without an Elo or a reputation, the Moscow masters eagerly accepted my offers to play a couple of games. That was how I earned my living.

Soon nobody wanted to play against me for stakes; I kept coming to the park, but was idle for most of the time. One day a new opponent arrived – an unspectacular man in a worn, baggy T-shirt, who was apparently experiencing a hangover. The local hustlers introduced him as a fairly good player, and we sat at the board. To my greatest surprise, I lost 2-8 in the first 10-game match. The next day I sought revenge, but lost with a similar margin. This is how I met Valentin Arbakov (shown here), an outstanding blitz player.

At his peak he used to beat many masters with 1 minute against 5! I have never seen such speed and technique as displayed by Arbakov. It was a big shock, and I was forever hooked on blitz."

Jul-06-10  wordfunph: he is "Goldmund" in ICC..
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  Penguincw: GM Rustemov recently played a 5 0 blitz game on ICC against an IM. He had chances, but forfeited on time (but he was losing on position anyway).

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Alexander Rustemov!

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